In October of 2015 we partnered with Project Art, Eutectic Gallery and 15 artists from all over the world to create a limited run of unique images for our Loop Growlers. Only 15 of each design was made and once they're gone, they're gone forever.
Roberto Lugo refers to himself as a ghetto potter. "The word ghetto can be seen as a negative but I equate “ghetto” with the word “resourceful.” My father would convert washing machine engines and tin can lids into shredders. These were fused into large food processors that could make large amount of a base used to make Puerto Rican food. This food was sold and the money sent to indigent communities of the Dominican Republic. This transformative act of turning trash into treasure has driven me to be the artist I am today."
"Today my graffiti is defacing adversity. I am a composite of my experiences; on the wheel, in my studio, you will find a variation of a Woody Guthrie quotation, “This Machine kills Hate.” There I play hip-hop music, burn sticks of Indian incense, sip Puerto Rican Malta, and thumb through books on historic Royal porcelain. My experiences as a poor, brown kid from the ghetto are my 22 years of research which inform my version of Puerto Rican American history. With my education in critical theory, art education, art history, and studio art I have developed a studio practice that fluidly communicates with diverse audiences. I bring art to those that don’t believe they need it to see it and engage in deeper ways of knowing, learning and thinking"